Unbelievable Comfort in First-Class Suites

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 9:00:00 am

I have been fortunate to fly first-class on a few occasions; however, two airlines are going the extra mile with comfort by offering suites.  This is the ultimate way to travel on long flights!

Singapore Airlines announced their new first-class cabins will enter service in December on the Airbus A380 fleet. Each aircraft will have six suites on the upper deck with a sliding door.  Furnishings include a full-flat bed with adjustable recline and a plush leather chair. They also have a 32-inch HD monitor, a full-sized wardrobe, handbag compartment and an amenity box. The suites measure 50 square feet.

When not in use, the bed can be stored to allow for more personal space.  Two luxury lavatories are reserved for the first-class suite passengers.

Emirates Airlines is also taking privacy to the limits with their new first-class suites. They are designed for passengers who may want to spend their entire flight without seeing another human being.

The suites are 40-square feet and are the ultimate in comfort with an in-flight entertainment center that includes a 32-inch HD screen and noise-cancelling headphones.  The airlines also provide a leather-bound travel journal, sleep oil, pillow mist and Emirates pajamas in the amenity kit.

The lighting and temperature are remote controlled for each suite.

An in-suite minibar allows them to have a beverage at their convenience. There is also a service window that permits delivery of food and drinks inconspicuously. If they wish to communicate with the staff, they may use the room service feature to use a voice or video call.

The suites that are in the middle isle have “virtual windows” that stream live views from the outside of the plane. Suites that have actual windows are provided with a pair of safari binoculars to enjoy the views below.

The six-suite cabins on Emirates will be on the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in December for flights from Dubai to Brussels and Geneva.

Of course, the down-side for most of us will be the cost.  Other airlines will most likely follow with suite cabins on their aircraft that have long, overnight flights.

This is just the beginning of things to come in the airline industry. I can’t wait to see what is next!

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